Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 1998

Course Number

ETM 535


Compressed air is widely recognized as a versatile and essential manufacturing resource. It is however, one of the least understood cost drivers in a factory. Very few companies realize what an air leak is actually costing them. This paper gives a method to understand the total cost of ownership of a compressed air system by taking the approach of a fictional business selling air as a utility.


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